Meter Reading: Overfishing Harms Gulf Economy, Questioning the Value of ‘Organic,’ and More
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A new study finds little to no health or environmental benefits from organic foods.
Overfishing hurt Gulf economy, study finds – ”The study by Ecotrust, a Portland, Ore.-based conservation group, found that Gulf states, including Texas, lost $13 million annually between 2005 and 2009 because of fewer recreational fishing trips targeting severely depleted red snapper.” - San Antonio Express-News
Is Buying Organic Worth It? – “A Stanford University study published today doubting the health benefits of organic fruits, vegetables and meats has some Texas farmers raising questions.” – KUT News
Feds will pursue gross negligence charges against BP – “The move isn’t a surprise, but a scathing memo filed last week outlines the Justice Department’s strategy in more detail.” – Fuel Fix